Pubescent superheroes get a stylish makeover

You don't have to be 9 years old to enjoy "Teen Titans" (8 p.m. today, Cartoon Network), a thoroughly groovy adaptation of the 1960s DC comic book. Produced by Emmy Award-winning animator Glen Murakami, "Titans" blends the visual style of classic comics with a dash of contemporary Japanese anime.

As a non-9-year-old, I was less than captivated by the plot. The Titans feature young heroes and avengers, including Robin the Boy Wonder of Batman fame; a green shape-shifter named Beast Boy; the irrepressibly cheerful Starfire; the spooky Goth-girl Raven; and Cyborg, a Hulklike robot.

I was, however, captivated by the dazzling animation, some very grown-up cinematic touches, and the consistently cool background score that evokes surf music, jazz, retro-lounge and a dozen other hip genres.

  • Fans of predictable tearjerkers might enjoy "Lucky 7" (7 p.m. Sunday, Family). Gail O'Grady appears as a dying mother whose parting gifts to her 7-year-old daughter include a "timeline" of advice that instructs her to run for school office, hit the books at college, travel abroad for interesting experiences and have six boyfriends before settling down with Mr. Right.

Fast-forward 20 or so years to Kimberly Williams-Paisley as a single lawyer on the corporate fast track. After breaking up with her fifth boyfriend, she finds herself juggling two potential hunks -- the smooth workaholic (Brad Rowe) and the dreamy nonconformist (Patrick Dempsey).

Guess who will become No. 7 and win her heart?

  • Queens native Rocco DiSpirito gets his big shot to open an eatery in Manhattan. And we get to watch it on the new "unscripted" series "The Restaurant" (9 p.m. Sunday, NBC) airing in this timeslot over the next six weeks.

Today's other highlights

  • Scheduled on "48 Hours Investigates" (7 p.m., CBS): famous folk who use surgery to shed pounds.
  • Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy star in the 1999 Hollywood comedy "Bowfinger" (8 p.m., NBC).
  • James Spader, Janine Eser and Carl Lewis star in the 2003 thriller "Alien Hunter" (8 p.m., Sci Fi).
  • Bill Maher continues on a "politically incorrect" theme in his one-hour live comedy special "Victory Begins at Home" (9 p.m., HBO).

Sunday's other highlights

  • Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal star in the 1999 comedy "Analyze This" (7 p.m., CBS).
  • Diehard fans impersonate their favorite stars and then mingle in their fabulous milieu in the new series "Facing Fame" (9:30 p.m., E!).


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